via myspace.com/typeonegative Peter Steele is second from right in this 2006 photo of his band Type O Negative.
Countless bootlegs and six full-lengths are the legacy of the outfitt Steele led through 21 years of riffs and mayhem that creatively incorporated early punk, hardcore, goth, and doom. Call it alternative metal with a glam twist. Like all good frontmen, Steele came replete with colorful explosions stemming from clinical depression and devout Catholicism with an atheist edge. In fact, initial reports of his death were initially met with some skepticism -- Steele had pulled a fake death as a publicity stunt back in 2005. Sadly, this time, that isn't the case. Check out some videos of the statuesque necromancer after the jump.